Editor's Note: Commerce City PD released a press release with the genders of the parties involved - and then sent out another press release with the genders removed and called it corrected. We have updated our story to reflect that change.
A person is dead after a Ford Taurus crossed over into oncoming traffic on U.S. 85 in Commerce City Friday night and struck a van with two people inside, police said. They said alcohol was likely a factor in the wreck.
Commerce City PD said the driver of the Ford Taurus was not using their headlights when they crossed the northbound lanes of the 10800 block of U.S. 85 into the southbound lanes and hit a van with two people inside around 7:50 p.m.
One person died on scene and the other was taken to a local hospital with injuries, law enforcement said.
The person driving the Taurus had critical injuries to their head and had several broken bones, police said.
U.S. 85 was shutdown from E. 104th Avenue to E. 112th Avenue in both directions for several hours following the crash.
Commerce PD continues to investigate.